Senator Andre Jacque is helping lead the charge to make sure anti-racism and anti-sexism education does not occur in your child’s classroom.
Jacque is one of three senators who signed onto bills eliminating student instruction and training for employees of school districts, independent charter schools, and government entities to teach anti-racism and anti-sexism. It comes as critical race theory, a movement arguing that racism is the cause for cultural and societal disparities throughout history, becomes a flashpoint at school board meetings across the country.
Last year, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling critical race theory offensive and banned such topics from training if they did business with the federal government. Jacque says he supports instructors teaching history better, pointing to his support of a bill signed into law making sure the Holocaust is a part of the K-12 curriculum. He believes, however, that it is not essential to teach racism to students.
Jacque also supports a bill making sure parents have access to instruction materials and educational materials used for school that will also receive a public hearing on Wednesday in Madison.